Tom Kitwood On Dementia / Edition 1 available in Paperback
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"The book will be valuable for undergraduate and postgraduate students, researchers and lecturers involved in the field of dementia care and the health-care sciences. Furthermore, it provides a useful resource for clinicians who wish to explore their understanding of 'personhood', person-centred care and the nature of Kitwood's critical appraisal of how 'care' should be constructed and delivered."
Ageing and Society
"Baldwin and Capstick have produced an honest appraisal that is undeniably a reader and critical commentary, and have not shirked from any responsibilities. ... This paperback would serve two distinct strands of readership equally well - those coming afresh to dementia care, or practitioners steeped in the concepts, who are looking to reanalyse and consider future developments. As such, it is difficult to underestimate its value."
Nursing in Practice
• How does Kitwood’s work contribute to our understanding of ‘the dementing process’ and the essentials of quality care?
• How was Kitwood’s thinking about dementia influenced by the wider context of his work in theology, psychology and biochemistry?
• What is the relevance today of key themes and issues in Kitwood’s work?
Tom Kitwood was one of the most influential writers on dementia of the last 20 years. Key concepts and approaches from his work on person-centred care and well-being in dementia have gained international recognition and shaped much current thinking about practice development. The complexities of Kitwood’s work and the development of his thinking over time have, however, received less attention. This Reader brings together twenty original publications by Kitwood which span the entire period of his writing on dementia, and the different audiences for whom he wrote.
Almost ten years after Kitwood’s death, it is now timely to review his contribution to the field of dementia studies in the light of more recent developments and from a critical and interdisciplinary perspective. The introduction to this Reader summarises and problematises some of the key characteristics of Kitwood’s writing. Each of the four themed sections begins with a commentary offering a balanced consideration of the strengths of Kitwood’s work, but also of its limitations and oversights. The Reader also includes a biography and annotated bibliography.
Tom Kitwood on Dementia: A Reader and Critical Commentary is key reading for students of social work or mental health nursing, with an interest in dementia care. Professionals working with people with dementia will also find it invaluable.
Additional Contributors: Habib Chaudhury, Deborah O’Connor, Alison Phinney, Barbara Purves, Ruth Bartlett.
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About the Author
Clive Baldwin is Senior Lecturer in Dementia Studies at the University of Bradford, UK. He spent many years working in the voluntary and community sector before undertaking his PhD at the University of Sheffield. Following post-doctoral research at ETHOX, University of Oxford, he joined the Bradford Dementia Group in 2003. His main interests are ethics, narrative, personhood and the experience of family carers.
Andrea Capstick is Senior Lecturer in Dementia Studies at the University of Bradford, UK. She worked with Tom Kitwood to develop Bradford Dementia Group’s educational provision, supported by partnership funding from the UK Alzheimer’s Society. She has been a member of Bradford Dementia Group since 1994. Her main research interests are adult learning, the use of arts-based approaches in dementia care education, and user involvement.
Table of ContentsPublisher's acknowledgements x
About the editors xiii
William Utermohlen: 5 December 1933-21 March 2007 xxix
Kitwood's critique of the standard paradigm 1
Critical commentary 3
Tom Kitwood (1989): 'Brain, mind and dementia: with particular reference to Alzheimer's disease', Ageing and Society, 9(1): 1-15 21
Tom Kitwood (1990): 'The dialectics of dementia: with particular reference to Alzheimer's disease', Ageing and Society, 10(2): 177-196 34
Tom Kitwood (1993): 'Towards the reconstruction of an organic mental disorder'. In Radley, A. (ed.) Worlds of Illness. London: Routledge 51
Tom Kitwood (1993): 'Person and process in dementia', International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 8(7): 541-545 66
Tom Kitwood (1996): 'A dialectical framework for dementia'. In Woods, R.T. (ed.) Handbook of the Clinical Psychology of Ageing. London: John Wiley & Sons 73
Ill-being, well-being and psychological need 87
Critical commentary 89
Tom Kitwood (1988): 'The contribution of psychology to the understanding of senile dementia'. In Gearing, B., Johnson, M. and Heller, T. (eds) Mental Health Problems in Old Age: A reader. Chichester: John Wiley & Sons 108
Tom Kitwood (1990): 'Understanding seniledementia: a psychobiographical approach', Free Associations, 19: 60-76 119
Tom Kitwood and Kathleen Bredin (1992): 'Towards a theory of dementia care: personhood and well-being', Ageing and Society, 12(3): 269-287 131
Tom Kitwood, Sean Buckland and Tracy Petre (1995): 'Findings relating to well-being, and findings related to ill-being'. In Brighter Futures: A report into provision for persons with dementia in residential homes, nursing homes and sheltered housing. London: Anchor Housing Association 146
Tom Kitwood (1998): 'Toward a theory of dementia care: ethics and interaction', Journal of Clinical Ethics, 9(1): 23-34 155
Critical commentary 173
Tom Kitwood (1970): 'The Christian understanding of man'. In What is Human? London: Inter-Varsity Press 188
Tom Kitwood (1993): 'Towards a theory of dementia care: the interpersonal process', Ageing and Society, 13(1): 51-67 209
Tom Kitwood (1994): 'The concept of personhood and its relevance for a new culture of dementia care'. In Jones, G. and Miesen, B. (eds) Caregiving in Dementia. London: Routledge 223
Tom Kitwood (1997): 'Personhood, dementia and dementia care'. In Hunter, S. (ed.) Research Highlights in Social Work. London: Jessica Kingsley 233
Tom Kitwood (1997): 'On being a person'. In Dementia Reconsidered: The person comes first. Buckingham: Open University Press 245
Organizational culture and its transformation 257
Critical commentary 259
Tom Kitwood (1990): 'On organizations: their imperatives and constraints'. In Concern for Others: A new psychology of conscience and morality. London: Routledge 275
Kathleen Bredin, Tom Kitwood and John Wattis (1995): 'Decline in quality of life for patients with severe dementia following a ward merger', International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 10(11): 967-973 296
Tom Kitwood (1995): 'Cultures of care: tradition and change'. In Kitwood, T. and Benson, S. (eds) The New Culture of Dementia Care. London: Hawker 306
Tom Kitwood (1997): 'Some notes on personhood and deformation'. In Fletcher, C.L. (ed.) Values in Adult Education. Wolverhampton: University of Wolverhampton 314
Tom Kitwood (1998): 'Professional and moral development for care work: some observations on the process', Journal of Moral Education, 27(3): 401-411 322
Annotated Bibliography 333